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microfilm: begin page 618

Thursday, November 18, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
I went in town on business and Dunham and Wheeler carried on until I got back about 11 a.m.
Wheeler drew plan of beams behind coffin, scale 1:5; pages 1532-3, including ends south of coffin.

No. 1456: Dunham and Wheeler. Fragment gold sheet. See pages 1532-3 and A4448.
Three sides of north part of case of beam 1407 and 1453.
[ILLUSTRATION]

No. 1455: Dunham and Wheeler. See pages 1532-3 and A4448.
Turned back top sheet (i.e. back of beam) as it lies. Exposed fairly complete wooden post, badly affected by fungus. Copper staple near each end and four gold staples on east edge (drawn in red in page 1532-3.
*A4449: No. 1455 as is, looking south.
Treated wood of 1455 with celluloid solution.

Dunham and Wheeler packed up Nos. 1454 and 1450 and sent up. I returned at this point.

No. 1457: scraps of gold south of coffin near east wall. See pages 1532-3 and A4447. (1)-(7).

No. 1455: (1) See pages 1532-3 and A4447.
Copper tenon in four pieces, from south end of 1455. [ILLUSTRATION]

*A4450: Pottery at southeast corner of coffin, looking northeast.
*A 4451: No. 1455, looking south.

No. 1455: Wood and trappings. See pages 1532-3, A4449.
(a) north section of wood ((6) is stuck to gold)
(b) wood with gold staple (5) [ILLUSTRATION] L 3.2, W 2.2
(c) wood alone
(d) wood with gold staple (4)
(e) wood with gold staple (3) and copper staple (2)
Brushed up crumbs of wood.

microfilm: end page 618

Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    11/18/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."